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$7 million worth of illegal cannabis found in Santa Barbara County

In three days, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives assigned to the Special Investigations Bureau and Speical Enforcement Team have found more than 14,116 illegal marijuana plants with an estimated value of $7 million.

On September 28, Detectives located 658 mature marijuana plants on a property in the 6700 block of Foxen Canyon Road. Individuals at this location were interviews, but no arrests were made.

Detectives also served a search warrant to a property in the 2400 block of Highway 246. Detectives found a very large marijuana cultivation site in various stages of cultivation and processing of the finished product. Detectives destroyed 7,985 marijuana plants at this site. No arrests were made at this location, but individuals were interviewed.

In the three days leading up to September 28, the Sheriff’s team also destroyed 5,473 illegal marijuana plants.

In total, the enforcement team has found and destroyed 14,116 illegal marijuana plants with an estimated value of $7 million.

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